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Allow all fields in Windchill search

Allow all fields in Windchill search

Currently, the columns available for display in the search results of Windchill are limited to a small handful.

The search results is the only area for comparing multiple objects at once, but most fields are unavailable there.

PTC, please allow any field to be displayed in Windchill search results.

11 Comments
STEVEG
20-Turquoise

If you are searching multiple types of files then only the fields that are common to all of them will display.

dhermosillo
13-Aquamarine

Good point.  That's an area that needs to be changed as well.  It would be very easy to just report nothing in a field instead of eliminating it altogether.

ChrisPLM
8-Gravel

I agree

lscheeler
17-Peridot

Agreed!  It is very annoying to have to re-search just to eliminate object types so I can see attribute info. 

CaitlinWheeless
1-Newbie

The next Windchill release (11.0) includes a number of advanced search enhancements.

One of these is dynamic result columns. If you perform an advanced search that includes specific attributes under "Criteria," that column will automatically be added to the search results table -- regardless of whether it is compatible with all object types.

For example, I perform the following search:

Type: parts, documents

Criteria: File Name = *c* | Assembly Mode = Separable

The "file name" attribute is only applicable documents; "assembly mode" is only applicable to parts. However, with dynamic columns, the search results table will include a column for each. Screenshot:

dynamic_columns.PNG

TomU
23-Emerald II

Caitlin Wheeless, This looks wonderful!  Can you confirm that this also applies to all custom attributes (IBAs) on EPMDocuments (CAD files)?

dhermosillo
13-Aquamarine

Nice!

CaitlinWheeless
1-Newbie

Custom attributes are definitely supported - but I'll confirm and report back if there are any special restrictions for CAD files.

There are a number of fairly large search enhancements - this is actually probably one of the smaller ones. PartsLink users should be especially pleased.

CaitlinWheeless
1-Newbie

Confirmed that there are no special restrictions for CAD files.

Vikram Sinha - this can also be marked Current Functionality

PTCModerator
Emeritus
Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
nsamardzija
10-Marble
Status changed to: Current Functionality